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Kingman dentist Regina Cobb, left, works to put a crown on a tooth of patient John Lopez, who was scheduled to begin jury duty on the day of the procedure. Dental assistant Crystal Bitz is at right.

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When it comes to doctors, patients must be patient

Govan says physician shortage likely if Kingman's population surge continues

KINGMAN ­ The time necessary to get an appointment as a new patient with a local doctor or dentist normally is two weeks or longer, but there are exceptions.